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The Navigator

1h 30m Fantasy, Adventure 1988

Directed and Written by:
Vincent Ward

Festival de Cannes 1988: In Competition.

A young boy is afflicted by apocalyptic visions in medieval Cumbria. Believing he is divinely inspired to save his village from the Black Death, he persuades a group of men to follow him into a tunnel. They dig deep into the earth and emerge…in Auckland New Zealand, 1987. Following portents, the time travellers must negotiate the terrors of a strange new world, (motorways, nuclear submarines) - while seeking to save their own.

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes , The Navigator also scooped the gongs at the 1988 AFI and 1989 NZ Film & TV Awards.

Director

Vincent Ward

Writer

Vincent Ward

Writer

Kelly Lyons

Writer

Geoff Chapple

Producer

John Maynard

Cinematography

Geoffrey Simpson

Editor

John Scott

Production Designer

Sally Campbell

Costume Designer

Glenys Jackson

Language

English

Country

New Zealand

Studio

Arena Film

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